ASN 2007 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NOW ONLINE!
110 PANELS, MORE THAN 340 PAPERS ON THE BALKANS, CENTRAL EUROPE, RUSSIA,
UKRAINE, THE CAUCASUS, EURASIA, TURKEY, CHINA, AND NATIONALISM STUDIES
The preliminary program of the ASN 2007 World Convention can now be
downloaded at http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2007_prelim_program.pdf.
Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at Columbia
University, New York, April 12-14, 2007.
Those interested in attending the convention are invited to register in
advance by accessing a registration form at
and sending it to
Convention Assistant Director Tennie Olney by attachment
) or by postal mail at Harriman Institute, Columbia
University, 420 W 118th St., New York, NY 10027, United States (tel. 212
854 8487). Only registration with payment will be accepted.
The program features 110 panels, not yet including up to ten film
screenings to be announced later. As usual, the Convention boasts the most
international lineup of panelists of North American-based conventions, with
more than half of the 352 scholars, from 40 countries, who will be
delivering papers (57 percent the highest proportion ever) currently
based outside of the United States. More than 700 panelists and
participants are expected at the convention, a record number.
The Convention will be hosting nine special panels featuring new major
books by David Laitin (Nations, States, and Violence, Oxford 2007), Rogers
Brubaker, Jon Fox, Margit Feischmidt, and Liana Grancea (Nationalist
Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town, Princeton 2006),
Stathis Kalyvas (The Logic of Violence in Civil Wars, Cambridge 2006),
Aviel Roshwald (The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern
Dilemmas, Cambridge 2006), Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley (Why Not Kill
Them All?, Princeton 2006) and Jacques Sémelin (Purify and Destroy,
Columbia 2007), Nicholas Riasanovsky, (Russian Identities: A Historical
Survey, Oxford 2005), Geoffrey Hosking (Rulers and Victims: The Russians in
the Soviet Union, Harvard 2006), David Ost (The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger
and Politics in Postcommunist Europe, Cornell 2005), and Alex Cooley (Logic
of Hierarchy: The Organization of Empires, States, and Military
Occupations, Cornell 2005).
Several of these book panels are part of the section Theories of
Nationalism, now in its fourth year at the ASN Convention, which offers a
platform for the latest trends in nationalism studies worldwide. Nine more
panels appear in the Nationalism section, such as Nationalism, Rights, and
the Rule of Law,Nationalist Violence, and Third-Party Involvement in
As always, the Convention offers a strong lineup of panels in all regions
of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Russia, the Caucasus, Central
Asia/Turkey/China, the Balkans, Ukraine and Central Europe. Every year, the
Program Committee has to be more selective in devising the lineup, due to
the increasing number of proposals. The Balkans lead the way with 20
panels, followed by Russia and the Caucasus with a combined 18 panels,
Eurasia and Turkey a combined 14, Ukraine and Belarus14, and
Eurasia/Central Asia11. Thirteen panels appear in the Thematic section.
Three panels on Oil Politics, a commemorative panel on Anna Politkovskaya,
a special panel on The Scholar as a Nation-Builder, roundtables on the
recent Antidiscrimination Law in Serbia, Scholarship in Post-Communist
States, and Empire as Metaphor, four panels on Habsburg history, a panel
on Democracy Promotion in Europe and Eurasia, and a panel on Identity and
Film are among the highlights of the program.
The Convention will also feature a film lineup, which will be announced later.
Since 2005, the ASN Convention is acknowledging excellence in graduate
studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Papers in five
sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe,
Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2006 Convention were
Kelly ONeill (Harvard U, History, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), Yuriy Malikov
(U of California, Santa Barbara, History, Central Asia/Eurasia), Tamara
Pavasovic (Harvard U, Sociology, Balkans), and Andrew Demshuk (U of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, History, Central Europe). The awardees in 2005
were Lisa Koriouchkina (Brown U, Anthropology, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus),
Evangelos Liaras (MIT, Political Science, Central Asia/Eurasia), Shannon
Woodcock (U of Tirana, Anthropology, Central Europe), Jessica Greenberg (U
of Chicago, Anthropology, Balkans), and Bijita Majumdar (Rutgers U,
Sociology, Nationalism Studies). Nearly a hundred doctoral students will be
eligible for awards at the 2007 Convention.
For practical information regarding the convention, please contact Gordon
, 212 854 8487). For information on panels,
please contact Dominique Arel (darel@...
) or Sherrill Stroschein
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Gordon N Bardos, Convention Executive Director
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair
on behalf of the ASN Convention Organizing Committee
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